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Hi,

Every time I open "My Games", STEAM will freeze my system

Any ideas?

Thanks
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I had this same issue with my DFI X38 and 3870X2. Look for bios updates and see if that can help. I got tired of my freezing issues and got rid of my 3870x2 for this reason...

Just like you whenever I went to "My games" in steam it would just freeze, I would reboot and same thing.

EDIT: Honestly I am shocked to see this is a problem with the X48 aswell... Makes me wonder if a Bios update will help.
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I had this same issue with my DFI X38 and 3870X2. Look for bios updates and see if that can help. I got tired of my freezing issues and got rid of my 3870x2 for this reason...

Just like you whenever I went to "My games" in steam it would just freeze, I would reboot and same thing.

EDIT: Honestly I am shocked to see this is a problem with the X48 aswell... Makes me wonder if a Bios update will help.
Oh that sucks, didn't happen for me in XP though.
Were you using Vista or XP?
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I was using Vista 32bit when all that was happening. I tested it out by putting in a cheap Nvidia card I had at the time and no more freezing. Too bad I never thought of trying XP.

If I can remember correctly sometimes when I would browse the internet it would freeze too. I never knew what caused that though.
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Run defrag software?
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I believe this is the thread I found when I was googling my problems.

http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/showthr...?t=5931&page=5

I am going to skim through and see what they say.
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I was using Vista 32bit when all that was happening. I tested it out by putting in a cheap Nvidia card I had at the time and no more freezing. Too bad I never thought of trying XP.

If I can remember correctly sometimes when I would browse the internet it would freeze too. I never knew what caused that though.
Ah yes, SP1 fixed my internet freezing. I kept thinking it was my oc settings until it would do it at stock, then I thought it was my ram.
Installed SP1 the other day and the random net freezes have stopped, installed STEAM today and bam.

Did you ever reinstall STEAM, didn't help I take it?

@ zorpnic, done that.
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Quote:
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Ah yes, SP1 fixed my internet freezing. I kept thinking it was my oc settings until it would do it at stock, then I thought it was my ram.
Installed SP1 the other day and the random net freezes have stopped, installed STEAM today and bam.

Did you ever reinstall STEAM, didn't help I take it?

@ zorpnic, done that.
Ahh I had all these issues before I got my hands on SP1. Good to know that fixed that problem. I had steam downloaded when I was installing the video card drivers (Fresh install) and I never tried to reinstall it.

At that time I was too aggravated with all the problems it was giving me, I was tired of problem solving.

See if that helps, Good luck.

Also does that mobo lock up whenever you open up CPUz?
Mine would hardlock whenever I opened up CPUz, but I looked on their forums and found a custom cpuz for the DFI X38 board.
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post #9 of 26
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Ahh I had all these issues before I got my hands on SP1. Good to know that fixed that problem. I had steam downloaded when I was installing the video card drivers (Fresh install) and I never tried to reinstall it.

At that time I was too aggravated with all the problems it was giving me, I was tired of problem solving.

See if that helps, Good luck.

Also does that mobo lock up whenever you open up CPUz?
Mine would hardlock whenever I opened up CPUz, but I looked on their forums and found a custom cpuz for the DFI X38 board.

CPU-Z is fine.

That DFIC thread kinda died, no updates since 3/23.
Wonder what happened?
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maybe try deleting the clientreg.blob file in your steam folder then restart steam

that fixes steam 99% of the time.

if not, try reinstalling steam.
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